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Reading vs. Doing

Overshot weaving sample by Felicia Lo Wong, Lo Meets Loom

I’ve been sitting at the Fanny loom once again, working on overshot weaving samples for a couple of months now. I’ve been wanting to work through the different variations – how do you treadle star fashion, how do you treadle rose fashion, or how does flame point work. Having different weave structures available from different books, it’s one thing to go through and read all of these books where I can logically say “oh yeah, I know how that works”. But when you sit down and do it – physically lay those weft picks into the shed and change the shuttles – that entire feeling of actually doing it, it makes a difference.

Join me at today’s Lo Meets Loom vlog where I talk about the difference between reading about things versus doing things, and how it can make a difference.

I’ve been having a really good time learning about different weave structures and what else I can do with them, and then from that point on, learning how to design with them. I’m curious… what have you been captured by? What have you really gone deep into studying and learning about. I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Overshot weaving sample by Felicia Lo Wong, Lo Meets Loom
Overshot weaving sample using handspun weft yarn.

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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